Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pinch pots

Been on a pinch pot kick recently. Saw some glazed carved ones on Facebook, plus I recently pulled one out of the kiln so was feeling very inspired.















So far I'm working on some animal jewellery bowls, some Alice in Wonderland inspired cups and some small carved bowls.

Having great fun with these.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lighthouses

Ages ago someone suggest that I might like to have a go at making lighthouses in clay.
I trawled the Internet and found loads of inspiration. This is my Pinterest page on them.


Finally his week I got round to trying out a couple of prototypes.


First one




Second one and a little decoration started.



Carving and cutting done. Just need to dry thoroughly. Bit worried about the struts of the windows up top. Fingers crossed they don't crack.

Anyway first glaze firing of the year almost done. Exciting!!

Results tomorrow.


Friday, March 18, 2016

First Sales at Market crafts

Got a Message from Melissa- Market Crafts.
My first items have been sold.


Sold to a self professed Crazy Cat Lady



Colour black mug sold to a fellow seller in Market Crafts.
She even send Melissa aphorism of it in it's new home


Which is just utterly delightful to see
And finally one of the Art Nouveau inspired coffee mugs - Melissa bought as a present for a friend.


Going to fire up the kiln this weekend. Need to restock - very happy hobby potter here.





Friday, March 11, 2016

Now selling on the high street

Well maybe not the high street, but you can find my pottery in a store. 
Market Crafts in Aberdeen Indoor market, just of Market Street.




I'm excited and perturbed it too. What if no-one buys any of my pottery?


Now my shelves are empty I've been inspired to do some more work. 
Some hand build tumblers and mugs. These are Dia de lots Muertos (day of the dad) inspired and I'm quite excited about them.

They are not very round, but I think they'll be pretty.






Think I'm going to make some more of these.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I'm renting a shelf

Got a message from a friend recently about the opportunity to rent a shelf in a craft shop.
Sounds interesting so I got some advertisement made up.


Above is a postcard.
Below the business card



Going down on Tuesday to set up my shelf.

Tonight felt somewhat insured so did a little painting.